A message from ISU Extension & Outreach Delaware County:
“The 4-H and FFA market beef, swine, sheep, and goat exhibitors were given the opportunity to sell their project animal in the Livestock Auction held on Saturday, July 17th during the Delaware County Fair. Many exhibitors walked their market animal through the sale ring for local buyers to purchase. We had a record year of sales and support from local buyers.
The beef sale included 113 animals that were sold for a total of $387,024.75 with an average sale price of $3,425 and $2.30 per pound. The Grand Champion Market Beef was exhibited by Parker Ries.
67 hogs were sold in the swine auction for a total of $77,113.05 with an average price of $4.28 per pound. The average price paid per hog was approximately $1,150. The Grand Champion Market Barrow was exhibited by Nathen Beitz and the Grand Champion Market Gilt was exhibited by Marin Gaul. The Grand Champion Derby Barrow was exhibited by Maria Sperfslage and the Grand Champion Derby Gilt was exhibited by Jayden Hillers. The Grand Champion Breeding Gilt was exhibited by Trudy Loecke.
In the sheep division, 21 sheep were sold by 4-H and FFA youth for a total of $9,363.25 with an average price of $4.62 per pound. The average price per animal was $585.20. The Grand Champion Market Lamb was exhibited by Haley Ronnebaum.
A total of 17 goats were sold for a total $8,816.00. The average price per animal was $518.59 with an average price per pound of $7.93. The Grand Champion Market Goat was exhibited by Haley Ronnebaum.
A huge thank you to the team of auctioneers including Marv Waterhouse, Dave Waterhouse, Jerry Maker, Mike Loecke, and Kaleb Kruse. The Delaware County Bankers Association for providing sale clerks. We also want to thank our local lockers including the Edgewood Locker, Dan’s Locker, the Winthrop Locker, and West Linden for hauling and processing the animals. And thank you to all of the Livestock Auction buyers and community for the support!”